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Second Wave of COVID-19 hits province

The month of October has not been kind to B.C. when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provincially, the number of active cases as almost doubles from 1,200 to 2,300.

Dr. Silvina Mema, Medical Health Officer with Interior Health says that if there was to be a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has hit the province.

She said that people within the Cariboo area need to continue to follow the preventive measures that Interior Health recommends so they don’t contribute to the second wave.

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“We don’t want people to stop doing the preventive measures that we are recommending,” she said. “We have seen cases in the Cariboo-Chilcotin area. Typically the cases that we’ve seen are linked to travel, and there is some spread, they pass it on to their family members, close household contacts, but we haven’t seen wide community wide-spread.

“The reason why we haven’t seen that is people are following the measures. They’re not doing large gatherings, they are not going to places like weddings, or other events like that,” she continued. “If we begin to do those things, to gather in large groups, we may begin to see more transmission and possibly even outbreaks in those communities and it’s very important that people continue to take the measures that we’ve been recommending over and over.”

Mema added that it’s been so far, so good in the Cariboo region something she hopes can continue.

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